Posted by Stephen Kairys on March 08, 2004 at 20:41:45:
In Reply to: Re: Another NYRR race with a problem... posted by Glenn Ribotsky on March 08, 2004 at 17:30:34:
I actually have seen some courses on the
USATF Website: (see the link at the bottom
of this response) that seem to correspond
to NYRR races, either in Central Park, or
otherwise. In fact I seem to remember seeing
USATF course #s now and then on the Website,
and I believe that Sunday's race in Wash.
Heights corresponded to a certified course
as well (we can only hope that the Turnaround
was marked corrrectly). As you can see,
some of the course are recently certified,
so maybe there's hope?
Which brings me to another point. Glenn,
you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about
races, so maybe YOU can shed some light for me.
For the standard 4-mile loop in Central Park,
(which includes a 2002 and and a 2003-certified
course), the finish is placed BEFORE the start.
Meaning, that when you've run your "four miles",
you have not quite completed the loop. Ergo,
the loop "must be" a smigedon over 4 miles.
On the other hand, when I read the course
descriptions for the recent 50K/50M ultra
races in Central Park, they desribe what I
think is the same loop as "3.98" miles; in fact,
one of the descriptions claimed that loop
was USATF-certified. Are there TWO ways
to "measure" a course?
Thanks for the feedback.
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